Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (August 5, 2013)—A Symetrix Zone Mix 761 sound system was recently installed to the Simon Mansion and Supper Club in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana.
The Simon Mansion and Supper Club is designed to give the illusion of a rock star’s mansion, where guests can dine in any of the rooms, whether it be the living room, bedroom, bathroom or library. A/V integration firm Audio Diseño designed and installed the system to fit this unique architecture.
“The purpose of the sound system at Simon Mansion and Supper Club is two-fold,” said Miguel González del Rey of Audio Diseño. “Most of the time, it functions as a background music system, with noticeably higher volume than your average restaurant. At other times, however, the system may be driven up to 96 dB. Beyond the necessity of high volume and high fidelity, the style required an unobtrusive installation. Therefore, almost all of the loudspeakers and subwoofers are mounted in the ceiling.”
Inputs to the system include background music from a computer and a music streaming device, as well as two in-ceiling microphones for sensing background music. With 12 inputs, six outputs and processing facilities, the Symetrix Zone Mix 761 sits at the heart of the system. Its outputs feed several separate zones, including the kitchen, the dining room, the bedroom, the bathroom, and the smoking room. Electro-Voice CPS 4.5 and PA2250T amplifiers power a distributed array of SoundTube CM890d, CM500i, and SM590i loudspeakers and SoundTube CM1001d-T subwoofers. The restaurant staff and management can select input sources and adjust the volume from a Symetrix ARC wall panel remote.
“The Symetrix Zone Mix 761 has the right input/output count and processing facilities for a job like this,” said del Rey. “Its ambient noise-sensing algorithm is usable and natural, as are the dynamic controls that provide amplifier and loudspeaker protection.”